Brunel University London

Course Introduction

This course is aimed at students who have completed a British Psychological Society accredited undergraduate degree in psychology and who wish to specialise in sport and exercise psychology, either as researchers or practitioners. The course aims to provide students with a coherent programme of study, consistent with the BPS accreditation criteria, which prepares students for Stage 2 of training to become a sport and exercise psychologist. Students' knowledge and understanding will be advanced in the field of Sport and Exercise Psychology and provided with a range of learning experiences designed to enhance critical analysis and independence of thought. Students will be provided with a grounding in research methods and data analysis that prepares them for higher research'related degrees.

Course Modules

Modules include: research and application in the psychology of sports performance; social processes in exercise and sport; psychological skills for practitioners; individual differences in sport and exercise; research methods and data analysis; dissertation. Optional modules: professional development; performance lifestyle.

Course Additional Entry

The normal minimum entry requirement is an upper 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1) in psychology or sport and exercise sciences. Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) is no longer required before taking this course; however, students wishing to enrol on Stage 2 practitioner training must have GBC either by virtue of their undergraduate degree or successfully completing a BPS'accredited conversion course. Students who hold a good Honours degree in an unrelated subject who have successfully completed a BPS'accredited conversion course (e.g. Graduate Diploma in psychology) are also eligible to apply.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £17,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,350  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,600  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,175  Academic year. First year home fees